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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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82
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-15-2005)
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Photo of allboutbierge
4.85/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As good as a Helles gets.

Clean body, lightly bitter and dry aroma. Body is light but flavor is strong. Classic beer flavor with pleasant lasting aftertaste. The finish lingers. Something like this should be marketed in the US at an affordable price. BMC would clearly be exposed for the difference between what they market and what they actually make.

allboutbierge, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of TasteFiend
4.5/5  rDev +24%

TasteFiend, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mmutantl, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of paterlodie
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is more then just ok pooring in with a thick and lasting head and a beautifull actually quiet dark golden beercolor. Nose is very malty, litle yeastarome and litle hops in the background. Taste is also full matly, "suffig", and full before going into a nice and bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is as expected from a Hell full and fresh. And hell yes I would love a couple more! Tasted bottle was best before 10-08-05.

paterlodie, Feb 15, 2005
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a tall, creamy, off-white head that lasted for a minute or so. Pale golden beer showcases a swarm of carbonation. A faint sweetness from the malt and bit of grassy hops make up the aroma. The mild grainy sweetness from the pungent hop flavor. It's a mix herbal hop flavor along with a chewing bitterness that make for a solid hop punch. The flavors hold strong well after you swallow the beer, and the bitterness sticks around into the next morning. A solid Helles Lager, and if you're into hops then this one is for you.

HappyHourHero, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of chromestar
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%

chromestar, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Purp1eOne, May 29, 2013
Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of hopnerd
4/5  rDev +10.2%

hopnerd, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of no8
4/5  rDev +10.2%

no8, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Jamestregenza
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Jamestregenza, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of randawakes
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer in St. Goar, Germany on a trip around the continent. Small town, right on the rhine.

Smell: Malty aroma, bitter and hoppy notes.

Taste: This beer is balanced, bitterness with grassy hops and buttery notes. Medium carbonation, very drinkable, but overall there beer is nothing spectacular. But.. Helles Lager v American Pale Lager, hah, no comparison.

randawakes, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of bark
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is medium yellow with a weak tint of gold. The high foam slowly sinks down to an uneven finger thick head. There are some traces of lacing.

The smell is very malty and fresh. Lots of bitter-aromatic hoppy notes. Some sweet notes and a hint of alcohol. But it is mostly malts going on here.

The taste is also very malty, but it doesn’t get heavy. It is also balanced by a clean and robust bitterness and some light notes of grassy hops and buttery notes. The aftertaste is mild and very harmonic with flowery and bitter notes.

The carbonation is medium strong; small fresh strong bubbles.

This is a highly drinkable, uncomplicated beer with a lot of character.

bark, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of xylophonica
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a tulip.

A - Classic bier look! Beautiful finger of fluffy head with a golden ale below. Distinct column of carbonation bubbles streaming out from the middle of the liquid. Almost ad-worthy.

S - Malt & wheat. Typical Helles Lager.

T - Pale lager style, mildly wheat-like with an undercurrent of malt. Slightly sweeter aftertaste mixed with some more prolonged bitterness.

M - Slightly spicy on the tongue but with not much else going on..

D - Pleasant and easily drinkable but a bit strong on the wheat/malt thing at the start. No problem knocking back a few of these.

xylophonica, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear golden colour with a thick, fluffy white head. Good head retention.

Mild malty aroma with a hint of herbal hop aroma. Very light.

Light malty flavour with a crisp, bitterness. Slightly grainy with just a bare hint of fruitiness.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation.

A nice, easy drinking Helles Lager with decent flavour. This is definitely not a challenging beer but a real step up from the standard Australian lagers.

dgilks, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Clydesdale
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear golden color. The clean white head is very tall, with a dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a nice amount of soapy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Doughy, bready maltiness in the nose. Somewhat grainy, with some sweetness. A bit yeasty and musty. Noble hops are pungently grassy and herbal, per the style.

T: Again, a doughy, bready character is most prominent. Yeast character is prominent, with some lightly fruity (white grape) notes. Noble hops are very pungent, with sharp floral and herbal character. Bitterness is fairly high for the style, building gradually into a strong bite. Slight alcohol in the finish, if that can be believed for 4.9% abv.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is perky but not overdone, lending a nice crispness. A dry, clean finish.

D: A raw, rather hoppy Munich Helles lager. The malt bill is definitely to style, but the hop presence is much closer to a pils than most other Helles lagers. It lacks some of the polish that the style typically has, but makes up for it with a bolder flavor and more assertive hoppiness. A nice offering at any rate.

Clydesdale, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of karait95
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow color with a not totally thin body, rich carbonation that lets a layer get formed on top of the bear and build a big head at the beginning that dissipates but leaves traces behind.

S: Malty smell as the style dictates, almost no hops but maybe in the back they are present, the barley is the main ingredient in this beer.

T: The flavor is good based on malts basically barley malts with some little hops and some spicy character, very faint but present.

M: The sensation is nice and the drinking of this beer is good nothing complex but pleasant.

karait95, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Bellonc
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Bellonc, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Beerman1977, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

EatonHops, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

stevoj, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- The quintessential, but distinctly unremarkable look of a typical lager. Hey, it's not necessarily a bad thing. The head does not stay around.

S- I'm surprised to note that a definite maltiness dominates the nose! Far from what I was expecting to be honest, as I thought this would be the familiar citrus/grassy smell. I am pleasantly surprised.

T- The taste, on the other hand, does not surprise at all. It is almost worthless for me to list what goes on here- all you need to do is look at the beer style to know EXACTLY what you're getting. I am noticing, though, that this does seem to finish quite clean. Bonus points for that.

M- A stereotypical carbonated, light mouthfeel. Meh, it isn't exactly letting the beer down.

O- Pretty good. Definitely better than all those macro brews, but a little lacking in some areas. Hugely sessionable.

aeolianshredhead, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Ciocanelu, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

not my thing but enjoyable enough

EmperorBevis, Oct 03, 2014
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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.